Friday, May 21, 2010

*Mama Love* Albuquerque, NM Maternity Photographer*

All the time we wondered and wondered,
who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside
~Crescent Dragonwagon~

One of my favorite things about capturing the belly of an expectant mom is the conversation that flows between she and myself. It is such a joy and honor sharing in such an exciting and life changing time in my customer's lives. I love swapping pregnancy stories, discussing names, and hearing about what they've been experiencing during their pregnancy. Throughout this lovely lady's baby growing journey, her family has been trying to discover what gender her sweet one is, however, he/she has had ideas of it's own...playing hide and seek on every ultrasound! Really, in the end, all that truly matters is a healthy bambino, but it just reinforces the idea that babies do have personalities even before their first breath. So, M family, as you embark on this miracle of life once again, embrace the spirit of determination that your baby possesses. Knowing that this quality can only help him/her become a strong individual, and will carry them throughout their life. Blessings!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

*Adorable Toys!*

Back at my Etsy addiction last night....check out these adorable toys that I discovered.

Felt Animal Crackers made my seller Daisy Day Dreams
Rattles pictured above made by seller Mamachee.

Rattle teething ring made by seller Pink house.

Check out these and other talented artists on Etsy...I know you will fall in love.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

*Happy Mommies Day!* Albuquerque, NM Newborn Photography*

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
~Jewish Proverb~

Mother's Day has always been one of the most special holidays to my heart. I can remember when I was a little girl spending hours writing poems, painting pictures, and planning breakfast in bed for my own mom. I remember the light in her eyes sparkling when I showered her with all of these small, but meaningful gifts of love.

This Mother's Day, however, has importance beyond any words. Last week, my family found out that my sweet mom, who has been fighting a kidney disease since 1990, and who went into full kidney failure almost 2 years ago, will be given the greatest gift another human can bestow...the gift of life, a new kidney. I am grateful, and my heart filled with thanks that I am getting my best friend, my biggest supporter, and my heart returned to me this Mother's Day.

So on this day...if you are a Mom-to-be, a seasoned Mommy, or a Grandmother, embrace your Mother, or the memory of her spirit. Love her for her wisdom, her patience, and her heart while also cherishing you own children, and reflecting upon the legacy you are leaving them. Abundant blessings and so much Mommy love to you all.

(Images are from the incredible newborn workshop I attended in San Diego a couple of weeks ago...more to come soon!)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

*Full of Sunshine* Rio Rancho Children & Family Photographer*

It is always so refreshing to be in the presence of a family who obviously loves each other. You can just see it, and feel it. There is a happiness that radiates through their eyes and there is an energy that floats on the breeze. This sweet family encompassed this type of joy. Their sweet, baby girl was one of the happiest little people I have ever met. Her presence alone made my heart smile. Thank you S-L family for opening your home, and for allowing me to capture the beauty that is your family. Blessings.